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Rollover (1981)

Rollover

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Alan J. Pakula directs the political thriller Rollover, produced by leading lady Jane Fonda's production company, IPC Films. Featuring a racist plot and negative stereotypes about the Arab world, this film reflected the American fear of the Middle East prevalent in the early '80s. Fonda stars as former film star Lee Winters, who inherits a multimillion-dollar company when her corporate bigwig husband is murdered. She teams up with banker Hubbell Smith (Kris Kristofferson) in order to find her husband's killer and survive in the world of high-stakes international finance. They become lovers and travel together to Saudi Arabia to secure a loan and to guarantee Lee's spot as the company's board chairman. However, they end up discovering an Arab company's plan to withdraw money from the world's banks in order to destabilize the Western economy. Rollover also stars Hume Cronyn and Josef Sommer. This story also foreshadowed Jane Fonda's marriage to corporate bigwig Ted Turner in 1991.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Howard Kohn, David Weir, David Shaber
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On DVD: Aug 30, 2005
Runtime:
Warner Bros.

Cast

Jane Fonda
as Lee Winters
Kris Kristofferson
as Hubbell Smith
Hume Cronyn
as Maxwell Emery
Josef Sommer
as Roy Lefcourt
Bob Gunton
as Sal Naftari
Macon McCalman
as Mr. Fewster
Ron Frazier
as Gil Hovey
Jodi Long
as Betsy Okamoto
Crocker Nevin
as Warner Ackerman
Marvin Chatinover
as Mr. Lipscomb
Ira Wheeler
as Mr. Whitelaw
Paul Hecht
as Khalid
Nelly Hoyos
as Lee Winter's Maid
Sally Sockwell
as Mrs. Fewster
Martha Plimpton
as Fewster's Older Daug...
Gaby Glatzer
as Fewster's Younger Da...
Michael Fiorillo
as Winterchem Limo Driv...
Marilyn Berger
as Newscaster
Alex Wipf
as Mystery Man
Ahmed Yacoubi
as Older Arab Father
Charlie Laiken
as Faculty Member
Stanley Simmonds
as Sam Nightwatchman
E. Brian Dean
as Nightwatchman
James Sutton
as Vice President
Joel Stedman
as Asst. Vice President
Nina Reeves
as Secretary
Michael Prince
as Charlie Winter
Carolyn Larsen
as Hub's Secretary
Rebecca Brooks
as Fax Operator
Art Hansen
as Trader
Ira Lewis
as Trader
Keith Eager
as Emery's Dinner Guest
Dave Ellsworth
as Emery's Dinner Guest
Art Lambert
as Pianist
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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 19, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Diverting doomsday financial-political thriller.

Full Review… | January 8, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A talented cast, headed by Jane Fonda, is wasted in Alan Pakula's mediocre political thriller

Full Review… | January 4, 2011
EmanuelLevy.Com

Pakula's subtle satire was lost on critics

Full Review… | March 21, 2010
CinePassion

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